Professional Standards

The SCSI produces practice statements, codes of practice, guidance notes and information papers for the property, land and construction surveying disciplines. These are available to download for free by SCSI members.

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This guidance note looks at the general principles of retention, including law; reasons for inclusion within a contract; retention levels and how amounts are deducted, certified or released. The guidance note also reviews common issues including financing; insolvency, and defects rectification.